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15 November 2018


Sometimes destiny needs a nudge in the right direction… When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer)... Read more

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Lester wins $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature; Tumarkin wins Best Writing Award

Children’s author and illustrator Alison Lester has won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature, presented every three years to a Victorian author ‘whose body of published work has made an... Read more


UWAP announces 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist

UWA Publishing has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted authors and their works are: Angela Rockel for ‘Rogue Intensities’, a memoir... Read more
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Ventura sells ‘A Superior Spectre’ to the UK x

Ventura Press has sold UK rights to Angela Meyer’s debut novel A Superior Spectre to Scottish publisher Saraband. Publisher Sara Hunt acquired rights at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair via UK-based agency Abner... Read more


A&U sells ‘The Mummy Bloggers’ to UK, Europe, India in two-book deal x

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold English-language rights in the UK, Europe and India to The Mummy Bloggers (Holly Wainwright) to Legend Press in a two-book deal. A Sydney-based journalist... Read more
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Robertson wins 2018 Goldsmiths Prize for ‘The Long Take’

In the UK, Robin Robertson has won the £10,000 (A$17,970) 2018 Goldsmiths Prize for The Long Take (Picador). The prize, established in 2013, rewards British and Irish fiction which ‘breaks the... Read more

Hachette Book Group reorganises divisions, dozens made redundant

In the US, the Hachette Book Group (HBG) has reorganised its Hachette Books and Nashville divisions, resulting in a number of layoffs, reports Publishers Weekly. Under the reorganisation, Hachette Books... Read more



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